In a brief filed yesterday in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Innocence Network argued that an Ohio death row prisoner scheduled to die in September was denied a fair trial because evidence of his innocence was never presented. The case raises important issues involving police and prosecutorial misconduct, and defendants’ constituitional right to evidence that can help prove innocence.
Kevin Keith was sentenced to death in Ohio for allegedly shooting and killing three people in a Bucyrus, Ohio, apartment in 1994. He claims that he didn’t commit the crime, and his attorneys say they have uncovered significant evidence of innocence since trial. The evidence includes an alternate suspect and unreliable testimony about eyewitness identification.
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. (Associated Press, 04/06/10)
The Innocence Network is an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted and working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions.
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